As outlined by the Department of Education and Training (DET) policy, the School Council is responsible for the educational policies of the college, the use of school buildings, the employment of ancillary staff and all financial matters.
School Councillors collaborate with the principal team, teaching and support staff, to make decisions that help realise the school’s vision, mission, philosophy and values.
They represent groups affected by council policies: parents, teachers, students.
Community members can also be co-opted to lend their expertise to decision making and problem solving.
School Council elections occur in March and are conducted in accordance with DET guidelines.
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The St Helena Secondary College School Council consists of:
- 5 parent representatives
- 4 DET representatives
- Karen Terry – Principal/Executive Officer
- 2 community representatives
- 2 student leaders
- 4 co-opted (non-voting)
The School Council generally meets every fourth Monday of the month.
All school community members are welcome to attend.
Meeting Schedule as per below.
Sub-committees of the School Council include:
- Education/Student Wellbeing
School Councillors can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr John Fecondo – Community – President
Ms Tania Blanksby – Parent – Vice President
Ms Karen Terry – DET – Principal
Mr Jonathan Martin – Treasurer – Parent
Ms Christy Phillips – DET
Mr Scott McLean – DET
Ms Laura Babbage – DET
Ms Jaqueline Ellis – Parent
Ms Bianca Schoone – Parent
Ms Samantha Saunders – Parent
Mr Jonathan Heard – Parent
Ms Erin Milton – Community
Mr Jaryd Clifford – Community
Mr Sam Lombardo – Community
Vacant Position – DET
|Labour Day Monday 13 March|
|College Council – changeover||7.00pm|
|TERM 1 BREAK||1 April to 17 April|
|Good Friday 14 April|
|Easter Sunday 16 April|
|Anzac Day 25 April|
|Queen’s Birthday Monday 12 June|
|College Council – Annual Reporting||7.00pm|
|TERM 2 BREAK||01 July to 16 July|
|TERM 3 BREAK||23 Sept to 8 October|
|Melb Cup 3 November|
|TERM 4 BREAK||23 Dec to 28 Jan 2018|
|College Play||Thur 4 May, Fri 5 May, Sat 6 May||7pm|
|College Showcase||Mon 20 & Tue 21 March||Mon – 5 & 7pm & Tue – 9:30am|
|Music Concert||Mon 26 June||7pm|
|College Production - RENT||17-19 & 24 - 26 Aug VIP Night Thur 24 Aug||6.00pm|
|Music Concert||Tues 19 Sept|
|Art Show||17 - 20 Oct||Opening Night 17th Oct 7.30pm
Open Wed 18th, Thurs 19th 9am-4pm
Open Friday 20th 9am - 1pm
|Yr 12 Valedictory||Fri 20 Oct||6:30pm|
|Yr 12 Graduation||Wed 22 Nov TBC|
|Music Concert||Mon 27 Nov||7pm|
|Volunteer Garden Party||Mon 11 Dec|
|College Presentation Night||Mon 18 Dec|